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Mountain Brook man has epiphany about Birmingham

Maury Gaston
Maury D. Gaston

Today’s guest columnist is Maury D. Gaston.

Having lived all over the country I moved back to Birmingham 24 years ago—first to Homewood and then Mountain Brook.

For much of that time, even though I worked within the city limits of Birmingham and paid the occupational tax, I had very little interest in Birmingham itself.

Then everything changed. Continue reading Mountain Brook man has epiphany about Birmingham

There’s no way in hell we’ll ever work together

Tornado strikes Birmingham, April, 2011, but governments still don't cooperate

 

Leadership Birmingham is a diverse group of Birmingham citizens who are selected each year to study Birmingham’s problems and opportunities and then go out and make a difference.

I was in the class of 1992 and when I graduated I asked the business leader who was delivering the commencement speech, “Why doesn’t Birmingham consider combining its city and county government?” Continue reading There’s no way in hell we’ll ever work together